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the word about warning signs. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it
. katie marzullo is live in the newsroom. >> reporter: u.s. attorney general eric holder is heading to newtown this afternoon he with will meet with first responders and law enforcement officials after he meets with vice president biden who today is embarking on his new mission to reduce gun violence. memorial of flowers, candles and signs continues to grow in newton, not the most vivid reminder. that is the continuous procession of hearses driven through town hour after hour, day after day. the mother nancy lanza will not be buried in newtown her arrangements are being made out of state. cnn is reporting the day before she died she return from a luxury resort in new hampshire. friends tell cnn in recent years nancy felt comfortable leaving adam home alone. home is where he phone the weapons he would use to kill his mother, 20 elementary school children and six teachers and faculty. vice presidented by charged with finding solutions to gun violence today he seeks input from law enforcement officials from afternoon the country. a new group is advocating for what it calls sensible gun
one that dumped more than a foot of snow in the federal u.s. has disrupted air travel. it's now over the great lakes. at least seven deaths have been reported including three in iowa. victims were killed in a 30 car pileup on interstate 35. also the power was knocked out for 400,000 homes anopias in -- homes and businesses in about 13 states. o'hare airport canceled hundreds of flights. o'hare is the hub for united airlines. flights are expected to be back on schedule today. >>> it is coming up on 5:04. overnight a police chase ended in a firey crash in antioch. it happened after 1:30 this morning on highway 4. a robbery suspect hit a retaining wall during a police chase and his car burst into flames. the suspect managed to get out of the car and run off but he was found about two blocks away. and taken to the hospital. >>> also in overnight news fire torched the inside of a san pablo home. lorraine blanco is live at the scene on collin street with details on what may have led to this emergency. good morning, lorraine. >> reporter: good morning. it's barely a a.m. you -- it's barely
. you may know norad, the joint u- s - canadian military operation that monitors north american skies, helps kids follow santa's flight every year. since 2007, norad had used google earth. but this year, the guardian reports the tracker is going with bing maps, as google is offering its own competing santa you can follow santa at "norad santa,org", or "google ,com/santa tracker". we will take a break. 4:14. this live look at the oakland to a site of the bay bridge. an easy drive it through the toll plaza and the span. >> 4:15 a powerful winter storm is threatening much of the midwest. the national weather service has issued a states. natisha lance has more details on how the storm could affect your holiday travel. just ahead on friday, there are of blizzard conditions on the plains of the midwest. the first major storm dropping several inches in colorado. they are maneuvering some icy conditions. 156 miles on 76 east denver was closed. >> what you should start thinking is changing your plans on thursday. >> wiz concert could. the bond with 1 ft. of snowfall and the gusting at 50 mph.
in the u.s. because the pilots can fly open unexpectedly and block the driver's vision. the recall affects 2010 through 2012 chevrolet colorado and gmc kenyan midsized trucks. if the main last is not fastened, the hood could open. gm found a problem after getting too complex. the recall is expected to begin next month. the >> it's showtime for ups!. the carrier today says that this will be the peak sipping day and the busiest is history. the men and women and brown will deliver 28 million packages in the u.s.. that's about 300 parcels every second! tomorrows the deadline to make sure the chair gives will arrive by christmas eve. >> which will be wreck bacteriright back. line welcome back in the 7:14 a.m.. we are tracking the storm that has hammered the midwest overnight. here is new video coming in on the bigger box on left side here is video out of omaha, neb. where you can see heavy snow in the area. the storm is being blamed for at least three deaths. on video out kansas city, missouri who is seeing heavy rain. out of the milwaukee wisconsin area they are dealing with snow as well. >> a
to the hospital. >>> the new york stock exchange has been sold. what it means for investors and the u.s. economy. >> reporter: a grandmother gunned down near her house. >>> a very cold start to the day. coming up, the neighborhoods that are currently in the upper 20s and when rain returns to the forecast. "mornings on 2" starts right now. >>> well, good morning to you. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> good morning. i'm tori campbell. >>> it's thursday, december 20th. we begin with breaking news out of san francisco where a firefighter has been taken to the hospital after a fire. lorraine blanco is live on broad street with the information on the firefighter's condition and how muni service is being affected. >> reporter: good morning, tori. i can first tell you that an arson investigator is on scene right now trying to determine the cause of this fire. firefighters say it started in a second-floor unit of this apartment building. you can't tell from the outside but according to the assistant fire chief he just told me there's quite extensive damage inside a rear unit. let's take a
's a race against the clock. the last-minute effort to prevent the u.s. from going over the fiscal cliff before the deadline of midnight east coast time. >> reporter: new year's eve partiers who want to leave their cars behind will have a lot of options. we'll tell you about the different transit agencies offering free rides this evening. "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning to you. i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. it's monday, december 31st, new year's eve. in overnight news, san francisco firefighters had their work cut out for them when a natural gas line burst outside an apartment that was on fire. flames shot in the air on athens around 1:00 this morning. ktvu's alex savidge joins us live from the scene with video you will only see on channel 2. alex? >> reporter: well, good morning. the fire inside of that home is what triggered a second fire that came from the curbside gas valve right outside the home. that's why you see pg&e crews still doing last-minute repair work to patch up the road where they had to dig things up to access that line. that second fire comin
to determine if the bullets were fired by someone on 85 or from the side of the freeway. u.s. marine recruiter was driving the car with government license plates he was not injured. >>> hewlett-packard facing new suit from a shareholder accusing the company of making false claims over acquisition of the british software giant autonomy last month american panel wrote down.8.8 million dollars citing accounting mistakes the suit says hp represented the original value, hp is reviewing the claim. their lowest level of the year, better news analysts say they will continue to drop. national tafrpblg below the $3.27 a gallon mark drivers were paying january 1st of this year. prices dropped for the past 27 days, energy experts predict prices could fall further, prices with will aren't 20 cents a gallon less than in -- will run 20 cents a gallon less -- >>> [ inaudible ] >> deadly attack that left four americans dead, including a bay area native. events happening now on capitol hill as the investigation into . >>> live doppler seeing clouds north bay some radar returns blue variety not making it to the
11th attack on benghazi is critical of bureaucrats. the attack killed u.s. ambassador christopher stevens, a bay area native. now, wlif more on that report. >> three state department officials resigned today. after release of the report. it says there was failure at all levels of the state department, but places blame at the assistant secretary level. failures resulted in an inadequate security plan. the report on the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic outpost in benghazi posts to failures in leadership and management deficiencies. saying repeated requests to washington for security upgrades had been denied. u.s. staffing was inadequate and local libyan forces were poorly skilled and local guards, unarmed. communities between benghazi, tripoli and washington were good the night of the attack there wasn't enough time for forces to get there. >> we had a lot of forces in europe, at sea andmo on land, t was not, it is not reasonable that they could have responded. in a timely way this, is over in a matter of about 20 or 30 minute ootz report says u.s. security at the consu
what the banks paid to u.s. and state of 40's-but it does not include the billions more paid to european regulators. most of the fines were related to improper mortgage practices. >> making interstate phone calls could soon get cheaper. for prison inmates. prison call systems are different than normal pay phones. a typical 50 minute conversation current cost an average of $16. that is largely due to fees that call providers are allowed to charge prisoners in some states. here in new york, where fees are banned, rates can go as low as 5¢ a minute. but in places like colorado, inmates did charge almost 90¢ a minute. the sec is planning to open the public comment about reducing rates nationwide. >> the u.s. population is said to hit 350 million by the new year's day. it has an increase of less than 1 percent since april 2010, which was the last time the population snapshot was taken. the growth rate is lower than projected. laura bird and immigration rates are believed to be the reason. the u.s. population is expected to be nearly 400 million by 2015. that's nearly 40 million
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in gwen gay city. secretary of state hillary clinton ordered the report. it's said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on wednesday. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was expected to testify on thursday before congressional committees. but that was canceled after clinton suffered a concussion. the state department says clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus. >>> one person is in the hospital after a police standoff at a kansas home where a suspect accused of killing two police officers last night was believed to be hiding. swat teams fired shots and tear gas into a home in topeka. one person was hurt but authorities haven't confirmed if it's the suspected shooter. two police officers were shot and killed last night outside of a grocery store in topeka kansas while responding to word of a suspicious vehicle. >>> a threat against an elementary school in indiana was made before the
to actively support reinstatement of a u.s. assault weapons ban. california senator diane feinstein plans to introduce new legislation next year. the president would also support new rules for gun shows. attendees can buy guns from private dealers without a background check. >> bay area residents are banding together. ktvuu's health and synced core john fowler here now. >> reporter: what difference with a book make? two bay area grade serials created this one. that may help hundreds cope with their loss. this afternoon 11-year-old tatiana oliver and her 9-year- old sister signed copies of their book, it's okay to cry. a remarkable child's take on grief. >> dealing with your feelings and how to deal with when someone you knew or loved has died and passed away. >> reporter: tatiana wrote it after her father died of a heart attack in front of her. she and her sister plan to send books to sandy hook school children. >> it would make them feel better. >> reporter: kyra rate created the art work. >> therapy is okay to go to. it's not like a bad thing. >> reporter: their mother says grief shared
police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and  signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter: 19-year-old dyannie is
robber was gone. and in belmont police want your help identifying a man suspecting of robbing another u.s. bank at noon today. take a look at this bank security picture. that robbery happened at the branch on rolston avenue. the man demanded money from a teller. police say he didn't show a weapon. a sedan was seen speeding southbound but police are not sure if that car was connected. >>> dozens of people rallied outside the state building in san francisco protesting a deportation order that could break apart a family before the end of the year. jana katsuyama explain what is the activists want governor brown to do to keep such families together. >> reporter: in the cold today people rallied with songs and signs. they are upset about the immigration and customs enforcement or i.c.e. program called secure communities which has led to the detainment and deportation of undocumented immigrants many who have not committed serious crimes. the program that critics say is tearing families apart. >> you know we're like other american families. we love each other, we support each other. >> reporter:
avenue land lords, threatening to seize their properties unless pot sales stop. today, assistant u.s. attorney said they can sell popcorn there, and candy but cannot use for illegal purposes. the landlords are trying to comply and ask the judge today for preliminary injunctions to force harbor side to obey. >> given the government's for fit -- fort fit you're action shea she has no choice but to act in what the government wants. the government wants harborside shut down. >> the city believes five year statute of limitations passed, for the feds to make a move, since harborside has been praigt six years. the city suit argues the federal government is exceeding it's authority, after promising a hands off approach to legitimate cannibis dispensary autos i feel like they have better things to do. they should be focused on other issues. not weed. >> the u.s. attorney's office says because this is pending litigation, they have no comment. there is no timetable for the judge to rule in z.doors to harborside remain open n the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> all right, thank you. is still head here
whoever shot at a a u.s. marine recorder on highway 85 yesterday afternoon. it was a wild scene along highway 85 in cupertino from the skies 7, abc seven the news video you can deceive investigators searching for evidence. this marines' car was filled with evidence and there were shocked. >> i heard a boom, boom, with 5-7 shots! >> we are very thankful that not only the was no injuries but no one else was hurt. >>reporter: as deputies continue, the sergeant is wondering why. he knows the man and why would somebody want to shoot at the u.s. marine recruiter. and right now, there are more questions than answers and investigators are hoping the public will step forward with any evidence. one step closer to finding whoever fired those shots. >> there are a lot of questions. >> of course you of any information you are asked to call the santa clara sheriff's office for discovery, kron 4 >>pam: it is still cold and the rain is starting to return. these are live conditions that the bay bridge toll plaza, san francisco, oakland, san jose. i am. in if the weather center with jacqueline. and the
lost 10-points. >> the u.s. government's venture into the car business is slowly coming to an end. the treasury department says it will sell its remaining 500 million shares of general motors in the next year or so. that will mark the end of a $50 billion bailout that saved the company while touching off a debate about government intervention in private business. it's all part of its effort to wind down its investments in the troubled asset relief program. >>jacqueline: @ temperatures already quite chilly this eve. taking a look outside 40's through half moon bay and vallejo. and 40's and fairfield is going to be a cold night. 30's for the most part. 20's and in santa rosa. 36 in half moon bay. 33 degrees and san jose. but this would take a look of the satellite and writer changes with friday, clear skies. clouds to the north. associated with this system that is to the north. that hail and is tracking to the west. the tail end-with sub- tropical marche.heavy rainfall, with in some tropical -- moisture. from that tail and toured with the rainfall staying mainly to the north. it is
and hurting.but support from across the u-s is helping them get through it. it's the same heart- wrenching scene over and over in newtown. groups of mourners.paying respects.and laying to rest the victims of last friday's shooting. 26 christmas trees line this street. 27 guardian angels representing the lives lost.including the shooter's mother. young women collect donations and hand out christmas ornaments. coffee and food at this local shop are free - thanks to anonymous donations from all over the country. >> it is really in a nice thing people come and and really need it is heartwarming. it >>reporter: the emotional wounds are still fresh. today >> i think that for some it is too soon to forget the need to go to the process, the grieving. before there is even room for forgiveness. >>reporter: today, invesgtigators finished processing suspect adam lanza's home. that's where the rampage began.with lanza killing his mother in her sleep. nancy lanza was also laid to rest today in a huh private, family only service. adam lanza has not yet been burried.toxicology results on him are pending.
christmas with their families, they are still getting in the holiday spirit. u.s. and afghanistan forces celebrated the day together. hundreds of troops in kabul kicked off the day with lunch. they had turkey, everything that goes with it. soldiers had the hardest part being away from their children. >> christmas is the time when people get together and they share and we eat good food. it's not as bad as it seems but i was wish i was home with my family. >> the joint celebration comes as the u.s. troops begin to handoff responsibility to the troops in 2013. >>> queen elizabeth and her granddaughters arrived at st. mary magdalene church. prince philip was there. prince william was spending the holiday with his wife, kate, and her family. >>> now, the between's traditional christmas message will be aired later. it will be broadcast as she's putting on her 3-d glasses. the queen will be reflecting on a year where she celebrated the london olympic, her diamond jub lie and the news that the duke and duchess of cambridge are expecting their first child there. >>> snow is expected over the inte
bears. >>> u.s. against china in florl game of a 10-game post olympic fan tribute tour. all u.s. they were scoreless in the 18th minute. womback had a pair of goals. she's six short the all-time international record. goalie makes a bad decision here. u.s. goes on to win 4-1 and concludes the year with a win and the tour with a record of 8-0-2. that will do it for this edition of sports wrap. >> thank you for trusting ktvu news. >> join us mornings at 7:00 a.m. for the latest on conn
. terry mcsweeney has more. >> reporter: this guy delivered mail for the u.s. postal service in san mateo county, a lot of mail never got to the mailboxes where they were suppose go the person accused is 38-year-old row people -- romeo natan of san bruno. prosecutors say he's a first class felon, stole 3,000 pieces of mail information from that mail for credit cards, got 'em then went shopping. >> you and i as victims may not know there was a credit card envelope taken out of my mail and somebody fill it out and put my name on it and got a credit card >> it is sad because they are trusted to handle those things. it is bad enough people are stealing packages off porches, now you have to worry about the postal service, disheartening. allegedly gave credit cards to at least three of his friends. he appears in video at a target store using stolen credit cards, natan has pleaded not guilty he's being held on $150,000 bail. he will be in court today. terry mcsweeney, abc7 news. >>> the san francisco woman charged with killing a pedestrian during a hit-and-run at twin peaks will be back in court
christmas, the second deadliest school shooting in u.s. history exceeded only by the virginia tech massacre in 2007. >> 27 people including 20 elementary school children are dead in newtown, connecticut where a vigil has just concluded in one of the town's churches. >> by being here you speak he will gently by all your emotions and your physical presence and you are sending a message to all of america and believe me, the hearts and prayers of america are with you tonight. >> remarks from a vigil that just wrapped up a scene of incomprehensible grief tonight. as the senator mentioned this grief shared across the nation. maybe you have been watching "cbs evening news," maybe you spent part of your day following this story. the truth is there are simply mow words and no way to understand it but that's what we're all trying to do. you walk down the street into a coffee shop and you can see it on people's faces. cbs 5 reporter len ramirez has more. >> what prompted this outburst of violence? >> reporter: on what should have been a happy friday in the holidays we were gripped instead by the mass
continues it is already one of the worst mass shootings in u.s. history. counselors were on site this afternoon and a vigil was held tonight at a nearby church and many people here saying that this town will never be the same again. in newtown, connecticut, ines ferre, now back to you. >>> newtown, connecticut, is in the southwestern part of the state. it's roughly 80 miles northeast of new york city. the population is about 27,500 people and encompasses will 60 square miles about the same size as carmel-by-the-sea here in california. there are four elementary schools in newtown. sandy hook where the shootings took place is a kindergarten through fourth grade school. >>> now, the children described terror as they told their parents about how they cowered in the classrooms. while their teachers locked doors and ordered them to hide. here's how some of those students and their parents explained what happened today. >> somebody yelled, get to a safe place. >> teacher pulled me into her classroom. >> reporter: inside sandy hook elementary school, children were caught in the chaos. >>
partisan differences today to honor the late senator daniel inouye. today his body lay in state at the u.s. capital rotunda. a highly decorated world war ii veteran inouye represented hawaii since it became a state in 1959. he served nine terms in the u.s. senate. inouye died monday at the age of 88. >>> now here at channel 5, we're remembering a legend of our own. ben williams became the first african-american tv reporter in the bay area when he started at kpix in 1966. his 25-year award winning career in television was spent entirely here at channel 5. ben williams passed away in past monday at the age of 85. he is survived by his wife of 59 years, vivian, a son, daughter and two grandchildren. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at the state capitol. but en though they have little experience >>> here's what we're working on for the 6:00 news. they are the newest lawmakers at the state capital but even though they have little experience they will have prime leadership posts. the proof there is power in money and how that could affect all of us. and the doomsdayers say this is your last night on earth.
detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on that report on wednesday. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton continues to recover at her home after she passed out at her home while recovering from the flu. she suffered a concussion. she was expected to testify on thursday but that was canceled. the buzz is growing over who will replace hillary clinton. we're hearing that president obama may nominate john kerry. that's after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if nominated, kerry, who is 69 and once ran for president, would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down early next year. >>> we've been saying it all morning. you need an umbrella. the rain keeps calling in parts of the bay area. look out the window live. >>> the duchess of cambridge makes her first appearance after being treated for morning sickness. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split i
request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam's are smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after a apple award more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found sam's song at copy critical features of the iphone at ipad. >> earlier this year, and out for your call the jury 105 billion award a slap on the wrist. >> in turn, some argue that apple will try to tie them up in courts from the war rather than competing with it head on. >> san jose andzipcar announce a new deal that will allow 15 newzipcars to be part for free at city of lots downtown. >> to otherzipcars are already part in a nearby private lots. >> the pilot program, meant to encourage low-cost ride sharing in downtown san jose, was approved by the san jose city council reuter this year will offer a party for to 40 of the cars to bring real vehicles for up to 18 months. >> aaa expects a slight increase in the end of the year holiday travel. nearly 12 million californians are expected to erode our christmas and new year. that is up to% over last year. >> 10 million of those travelers will be on the road. >> near a millio
-yaki-blog."you may be >> wondering how the u-s compares to other countries ownership and regulation. we found that the us has the highest gun ownership rate in the world with an average of 88 guns per 100 people. and even the number two country, yemen, has significantly fewer.with about 55 per 100 people. and the united states has, by far, the most gun-related homicides of any other developed country. in 2011, the u-s had more than 91-hundred gun-related murders.compared to japan, which had just 11. and that may have something to do with the strict regulations the japanese government has in place. first off.handgun ownership is illegal.even holding a handgun, let alone firing one, is illegal and can get you one to 10 years in prison. the only type of gun you can legally own is a shotgun.and the process to buy one is complicated. you have to attend an all- day class and pass a written test. you also have to pass a shooting range class. then you have to take a mental test and drug test.which the police will have one file. then you have to pass a background check. and not only do you have to loc
in a bank robbery. surveillance video captured a man robbing a u.s. bank on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between the ages of 25 and 35 approached the teller, demanding cash. the employee complied and the suspect ended up leaving. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if that car belonged to the suspect. >>> registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that. the picket lines are scheduled from two to 6:00 this afternoon. >>> berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just
is very clear on this it's clear when he was a state senator, clear when he was a u.s. senator, it was clear also as president, and he was dealing kno as you well know with a myriad and he of issues and pushing hard and so making sure also that we had theto do e funding to do everything we d needed to do in the justice department. >> but the brady campaign i mean the first year gave obama campa an "f" and there is a report in the "new york times" on sunday after the aurora shooting that the justice department went to the white house, i know you educe weren't there then with ways to expand background checks and to go there was a decision not to go assign that far. not to assign blame but politically how hard is it to take on the in ra. to p >> having passed the brady bill assa and the assault ban, the last rea time we really had gun control it is very hard. that's why what you have to access focus on is criminal access and s the type of guns and make it a law enforcement issue. when i worked for president clinton we had all the police pol chiefs in d.c. and t
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
your male out early for the holiday season, you're going to be in luck. the u.s. postal service is holding a male collection for customers who want to ship the cards and packages. they will take place at 11:00 a.m. at macy's on o'farrell street in san francisco; 12:00 p.m. at the airport post office, again n san francisco and 11:00 a.m. at the east ridge mall post office in san jose. >> all right. >>> coming up in the next half hour, parents trying to answer their kids questions about newtown. our conversation with the child psychologist. >> and a new debate before the supreme court. the right to bear arms in public. >> plus, we're hearing more about extraordinary heroism displayed by teachers at sandy hook elementary. how they helped students stay calm in the middle of the shooting. we'll be right back. prepares for funerals for t school shooting victims in newtown, xt - an . >>> today, a community prepares for funerals in the shooting school victims in newtown, connecticut. next, an accounting of the victims and the heros who died trying to save lives. >> there is only one way
% of executions in the u.s. this year. the death penalty information center said texas led the nation with 15 executions followed by arizona, mississippi and oklahoma. the group says another 23 states have not put an inmate to death in 10 years, including california. the report says many states are imposing fewer death sentences. >>> new satellite circling the earth now design today to relay tv shows and radio communications to earth for the next 15 years after that it gets real mission that could last a million times longer. what does this rocket launch from kazakhstan and this book have in common? they both carry an art project from the imagination of an artist. we caught up with him in moscow a few hours after he watched the launch. >> it is humling to do work on a project like this that so many people contributed to and see it come to life. >> reporter: he got his phd in geography at -- his ph.d in geography at uc berkeley. this disc onboard the satellite contains his latest project, 100 photographs of the manmade and natural worlds. >> it will operate for 15 years, after that it will boo
in u.s. history in newtown, a middle class community 60 miles outside of new york sti we have new information on the gunman in this shool shooting. >> yes. we're getting a first look at the gunman tonight. we sponsible for the connecticut school massacre this, is adam lanz yachl the 20-year-old police say gunned down 26 people teed in an elementary school in newtown before killing himself. 20 of the victims were children. police say weapons were purchased legally registered to his mother, nancy killed at her home in newtown. we have new video of the shooter's brother, ryan lanza being detained for question in new jersey. he's under arrest. officials say he has been cooperative. police say ryan lanza has no connection to the shootings today and says he has not been in touch with his brother, adam for several years. that is the latest live in the newsroom, abc 7 news. >> not a suspect but appeared to be in handcuffs there. >> schools around the bay area doing their part to try to keep p help students, as well as parents and staff deal with the tragedy. >>. >> yes. hi. at this high s
to look at the safety of our schools. right now you have one-third of u.s. schools that do have an armed presence. a resource officer, a police officer is present in the school. why should one-third have this greater safety while the other two-thirds do not? and so this christmas season i think the highest priority should be the safety of our children and our elementary schools. i have grandchildren there, and i think one of the aspects of it would be have a greater armed presence very discrete presence, a highly trained presence, in our schools that can provide greater level of safety. >> congressman, you're absolutely right that some schools are armed right now. armed guards have not preventeded three recent massacres. there was an armed guard at columbine, as you know about. virginia tech had its own police force. ft. hood one of the most heavily secured facilities in the country. if armed guards are not preventing mass shootings at those places, why do you think arming every single school in the country will prevent more of these shootings? >> that'
. cñ >> in u.s. veteran is cleared business. in his late 20s to early 30s. length wavy hair. journalist. a u.s. marine veteran is free from a mexican prison in time for christmas. in august john hammer tried to cross the border with an antique gun. he was hoping to go hunting in costa rica. >> it is an after to r prepares, creek for the christmas holiday. >> hammer declared the weapon on his customs form. mexican officials put him behind bars. they said the barrel was one inch too short. and that turned it from a hunting weapon to a sawed off shotgun. his family is calling hammer's release a christmas >> "we all prayed for with them." >> hammer served tours with the marines in iraq and afghanistan. mexican authorities released him because they said hammer had no intent to commit a crime. he's now headed home to celebrate with his parents >> some lucky people in spain are celebrating winning spain's cherished christmas lottery. the lottery is the world's richest.giving out 3-point-3 billion dollars in tax-free monetary prizes. that's in u-s dollars. unlike lotteries that generate a few b
a porch is busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.s. dropped it off, according to police. here he is walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police got tips and searched his home and found stolen presents. >>> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower after a setback in budget negotiations in washington. the latest roadblock and efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" is having ripple folks around the world. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a setback in the "fiscal cliff" talks triggered a sell-off overseas this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng also dropped half a percent. wall street stocks fared better rebounding from earlier losses yesterday. the dow ended 59 points higher on thursday's trading while the nasdaq was up 6 points. >>> research in motion says it lost one million blackberry subscribers around the world in the last quarter. the plunge is the first for blackberry leaving it with 79 million users. their stock was d
on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security because of management failures is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report concludes there was no protest before the ambush. that's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. >>> o
allow today stay in the u.s. through deferred action but her parents have received a deportation order for december 30th. she and her parents came from indonesia on tourist visas when she was 11 years old and she has no one but her parents here. >> hopefully we can support each other here because it's only the three of us in the faement. >> today the group called on governor jerry brown to sign the trust act. the bill state that is law enforcement officers do not have to comply with federal ice request to detain undocumented immigrants who have not been convicted of a serious or violent felony. since 2009, an estimated 85,000 undocumented immigrants have been de ported from california and seven out of ten of those had no convictions or had been accused of only minor offenses such as traffic tickets. >> it's about a humane immigration policy that says we know that families are important, and it's part of the family is allowed to stay, the entire family should be allowed to stay. >> appealed the deportation order with us and they are waiting a reply. live in san francisco, janet, ktvu ch
help identifying a man suspected of robbing a u.s. bank around noon today. police say he didn't show a weapon. a silver sedan was seen speeding southbound, but police are not sure if that vehicle is connected. >> the city of san jose took a step toward convert ago former land fill into a sports complex. san jose bought that land in 1973 and operated it as a land fill until it closed in 1978. today the city entered into a preliminary agreement to see if the property can be used for ball fields and retail. funding would come from a special tax for parks projects. >> after weeks of controversy the fate after mr. posed dog park is expected to be decided tonight. the debate behind the park. >> reporter: for 12 years dog owners have been pushing for a dog park area. before it the council once again. the sign says it all. no dogs allowed. in fact, if you have a four legged furry friend the law states dogs are not allows off leash anywhere near the lake. tonight that could all change. oakland city council members decide if an area will be put up in this area for dogs to play. >> i've been wa
in 1959, the year hawaii became a state. his 50 years in the senate is the longest tenure in u.s. history. stay with us. we'll be back. >>> alamo elementary school hoping to be the little school that could. >> the school is attempting to win a nation wral grant and they turned to michael finney for help. >> our apologies we don't have the audio for that piece. but we'll work on that and hope to bring it to you shortly. >> and let's press on. coming up next, a billing move for the san francisco exploratorium. >> they're packing up the past, as they prepare for the future. >>> countdown is on. two and a half weeks until we say goodbye to the exploratorium as we know it. the museum will reopen in the spring at a new home. and tonight, the staff races now to prepare for the future it's still hard to tell these are the final days of the this place. exploratorium opened in 1969. a first of its kind museum with interactive exhibits making science fun. a memory wall sup now where staff and visitors are sharing thoughts. one visitor came to take a look is brian matthews. >> made a big impression o
individual u.s. government employee breached his or her duty. so they were assigning blame more to the system than any one particular person. >> which is good news for the secretary of state. i would imagine. >>> out of syria and lucky to be alive, nbc's chief foreign correspondent richard engle has a nightmare story to sell after he and his crew were kidnapped in syria. they were rescued by rebels during a gun battle at a checkpoint monday night. the men were grabbed last week shortly after entering the country from turkey. they were blind folded, bound and threatened with execution, but never physically harmed. >> the last five days were very difficult. we're very happy to be out. we're very happy to be back in turkey. we love being here. we love this country. we appreciate all the help. the last five days are some days that we would rather forget. and if you can understand, we just came out now, we haven't even left yet, and we're very tired. >> he says his captors were loyal to president assad. syria is considered one of the most dangerous places in the world for journalists. >> let's tip
security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of $1 or less. i didn't even -- i didn't even know that's possible in san francisco anymore. >> shockingly contrary to precedent. good news. >>> today expect long lines at the post office. it's t
. chopper 5 is overhead at the peloton shopping center where a u.s. bank was robbed a short time ago. the suspect remains at large. police are looking for the suspect in the neighborhood and are interviewing bank employees inside the bank. we'll bring you more details as they become available. >>> more than two years after san bruno, pg&e offers a show- and-tell. >> got much greater confidence in our ability to operate those pipelines safely. >> yeah. it took more than an hour to stop the pipeline eruption in 2010. what the utility says would happen if there's another problem. >> you really have no idea of knowing where the photo is going to end up. >> an instagram policy change is worth 1,000 complaints. or more. the uproar that has a lot of users canceling their accounts. ,,,,,, a broken fire hydrant in du sent water shooting up to 2 feet into the air this morn it happened in the 8-thousa block of north lake drive. a moving van accidently into the hydrant >> a broken fire hydrant broke in the 8000 block of northlake drive in dublin. a moving van accidentally crashed into the hydr
had been scattered around the country. u.s. has expressed fears the government might use the weapons. >>> in the vatican city pope benedict granted his former butler a pardon today. he was arrested in may after vatican police found what they called an enormous stash of private papal documents in his apartment. he gave the documents to a journalist because he thought exposing quote the evil and corruption in the vatican would put the church back on the right track. he was released just two months into his 18-month sentence. >> three people are facing murder charges in connection with a deadly home explosion in indiana last month. the blast happened in indianapolis on november 19th. the explosion and fire killed two people and damaged more than 30 homes can had to be demolished. investigators believe the homeowners blew up the home in hopes of collecting some $300,000 in insurance. prosecutors say they filled the house with gas. >> it would require six to nine hours for the house to fill with gas to reach the gas air ration of combustibility that would lead to an explosion. >> prosecut
a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. >>> families across the u.s. will have to rely on other sources of entertainment after netflix was hit by a christmas eve outage. i thought it was just me. we were streaming and it wasn't just us. it's the company. and they apologized. they tweeted that they were sord they blame amazon's infrastructure which netflix uses. and there's no word on when it's going to be restored. maybe you're at home trying to view the christmas day movie. it's a good movie day, you know? no netflix? >>> 8:12 is the time right now. there's like a christmas story n ning it 24 hours. can't go wrong with that. don't poke your eye out though. shoot your eye out. we'll be back with more in a couple minutes. remember after the kron 4 morning news you can watch dr. phil. music's, ready ! share the harmony... she'll be here soon ! she'll love this ! share a sweeter welcome... hey, hola, cómo estás ? hello, hey everyone. hi. es un pla-cer co-no-cer-te. encantada. share everything. this holiday get verizon's share everything plan. unlimited
to be the next nominee to become the u.s. secretary of state. reportedly president obama will announce his nomination in the coming weeks. word of kerry's selection comes days after the previous front runner u.n. ambassador susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. if the nomination is confirmed by the senate, the 69-year-old would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down soon. >>> voters are heading to the polys to find out who will be the country's seventh prime minister in six years. the member is likely to be the next prime minister. tsunami politics likely to play a role in this nomination. >>> people in fiji are bracing themselves for cyclone e van. the storm already ripped through the city moe a area. four people are dead. eight are missing in samoa. it's expected to pass north of fiji today and intensify to a category four or five tonight. fiji has imposed a mandatory curfew for tonight it will last until tomorrow morning. >>> rescuers in marin county are being created for saving a driver who plunged off a cliff. the 77-year-old drove his mini van after the side of mui
injections of convicted capital murders in 2012. >> a federal judge denied a legal request by apple to ban u.s. sales of sam songsungs smart phone models. >> the ruling comes after apple was awarded more than a billion dollars in damages after a jury found samsung has copy critical features of the iphone and ipad. >> earlier this year, an apple lawyer called the jury's 1.5 billion award a slap on the wrist. >>. at the the kron 4 news stock feel is in new town connecticut covering the tragedy at sandy hook elementary. >> it is a topic dr. phil tax today at 10, look at you guys with your fancy-schmancy u-verse high speed internet. you know, in my day you couldn't just start streaming six ways to sunday. you'd get knocked off. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, re
. the white house said the speaker's plan-b will not pass the u.s. senate. so it will not protect -- because it will not protect middle school families. that statement says the president is hopeful both sides can still work out their differences and reach a solution. >>> and eight people including three firefighters were taken to the hospital after a hazmat situation overnight in redwood city. it happened on barron avenue. authorities say it appears people living in a mobile home set off a bug fogger that created those hazardous fumes. none of the injuries are believed to be serious. >>> 8:49. in the story you will see only on 2, another christmas tree has been stolen from a family's front yard. these trees have great sentimental value. pam cook has the story of one man trying to celebrate the season while also dealing with heartbreak. >> for. second time in two years, someone has stolen a living christmas tree from a home in vallejo. chuck reed planted three trees in honor of his grandson who died of cancer a few years ago right after christmas day. one of the trees died. and then the last
, it happened tuesday evening at the u.s. bank in felton plaza off east 14th street, a couple of blocks from davis street. around 4:00 p.m., a man in his 20s walked into the bank handed a note to the teller demanding money e got away with an unknown amount of money. >>> in belmont police want your help identifying this man suspected of robbing a u.s. bank. this is surveillance video. this was at noon yesterday. this was on rosten avenue. police say he didn't show a weapon to the teller and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. the suspect appears to be between 25, 30. maybe about 5'9", maybe close to 6 feet. >>> we are peat getting new details about what -- we're getting new details about what led up to the shooting deaths of two girls last month. the two suspects 18-year-old and 19-year-old, both of oakland, were arraigned in court. police say the 15-year-old and 16-year-old girls were sitting with the suspects in the car before they were shot in east oakland. the men apparently -- apparently got into an argument with the two teenagers. investigators say more than 30 shots were fire
that strongly criticized security at the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. four state department officials now, including the man in charge of security efforts are being forced out of their jobs. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, who is leaving and why? >> good morning to you norah. four individuals were pinpointed by investigators who determined that officials ignored requests for additional security and guards at the benghazi compound. secretary of state hillary clinton accepted the resignation of eric boswell, head of diplomatic security effective immediately. three other individuals were officially relieved of their duties, including security official charlene lamb and raymond maxwell an individual who worked in the near east division which oversees libya. the fourth person has not yet been identified. >> margaret, when do you think hillary will testify? >> secretary clinton was supposed to herself today. she won't be because she suffered that concussion and canceled the appearance on saturday. she says she's happy to work with congress and l
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